All You do to Me is [TED] Talk, Talk

Living as a human my entire life, the last decade paddling around in higher education, shaped my belief that teaching via processes like “childhood” and “school” generate behaviors and values we desire most consistently.  The everyday observations by a child regarding adult behavior, and the standardized lesson planning in education shape our beliefs, often to the detriment of other types of critical thinking evidence.

Channel Tree News

Tree News. Real Trees, Real News.

Do you walk your neighborhood? Ever come across a plant or tree that defies description or your limited scientific know how? Not to fear, send it here and get the answers you want: UC Riverside’s Herbarium

An Interview with a Tree Fairy

An old Gen-X and a young Boomer caring for the girls that will grow to save the world we have made for them.  And when we made Andulka Park, we had little more than dirt and space.  The City of Trees was devoid of shade.  The city planted them but the tree fairy made sure they grew tall and strong.

The Horror & Freedom of Empty Space

It begs the question:  Is something empty really empty?  For instance, as the “new home” for the Library waits for one more “yes” vote from the city council, what sits in that empty lot?  What is it about an empty pedestal that sparks a thought.  Who is to say what belongs in the space?  And how much is too much?  What is the correct price tag? 

What We Could Be

This week, journalist and photographer David Bacon sledgehammers a hole in the wall, revealing the…

Motivation Schmotivation

I teach motivation as part of my coursework in my Intro to College course, and…

Down the Advertising Rabbit Hole

Do we need email? facebook? amazon? Couldn’t we just pay robots to read all our books?

Drafting readers for your draft

With some time before my first traditionally published book, 100 Things to do in Riverside…

“FUR” Play Project, See the Last Night, Free

NOW Facebook. Of all my thoughts on the subject, arts promotion and community engagement never…

Indie Author Month Wrap-Up

Since 2011, writers and readers of independently published works have designated October as Indie Author…